Planned power outage ends for downtown San Marcos


SAN MARCOS, Texas (KXAN)– A 9 hour planned power outage has ended for downtown San Marcos, Sunday.

San Marcos Electrical Utility turned off power to several blocks in the downtown area from 3 a.m. until noon to allow their crews to repair faulty underground high voltage power cables that feed electricity to Texas State University and several blocks in the downtown area.

The power outage was expected to affect 115 downtown electric customers as well as The Local Downtown apartment complex and City Park. Due to the outage, the street lights and traffic signals in the affected ares were turned off and replaced with temporary four-way stop signs.

In addition to the outage, Hutchison Street was partially blocked between North Lyndon B. Johnson Drive and North CM Allen Parkway while crews worked.

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